A person has been killed by a deer in a uncommon assault on a rural property in southern Australia, authorities say.
The animal attacked the person and a girl early on Wednesday within the state of Victoria, in line with police.
The lady suffered life-threatening accidents and was flown to a hospital for therapy.
A examine into deaths brought on by animals in Australia between 2000 and 2013 didn’t document any deadly deer assaults, stated writer Dr Ronelle Welton.
Police stated that they had euthanised the deer on the property close to Wangaratta, about 250km (155 miles) north-east of Melbourne.
The incident can be investigated, they added.
A state authorities report final 12 months famous: “Deer sightings and experiences of public security threat have gotten extra widespread.”
It stated the state’s rising deer inhabitants, now at round a million, had been accountable for highway collisions and infrastructure injury.
Nonetheless, Dr Welton advised the BBC that she was not conscious of any wild deer assaults in coroner’s data in Australia.
Police didn’t establish the species of deer suspected of killing the person. Sambar, fallow, crimson and hog deer are all present in Victoria.
Parks Victoria classifies deer – which aren’t native to Australia – as a risk to vegetation in nationwide parks.
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